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Overview (3)

Born in Hamburg, Germany
Birth NameKarl Otto Lagerfeldt
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Karl Lagerfeld was born on September 10, 1933 in Hamburg, Germany as Karl Otto Lagerfeldt. He is a costume designer and actor, known for High Heels (1991), The Tale of a Fairy (2011) and The Valet (2006).

Trade Mark (2)

Always wears sunglasses in public
Carries an Oriental fan

Trivia (15)

German-born fashion designer (mostly for Chanel), Lagerfeld moved to Paris at the age of 14 and speaks fluently 4 languages (German, French, English and Italian).
Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les Guignols de l'info (1988).
Said on Larry King Live (1985) that he stopped celebrating his birthdays when he turned 30.
Although he states he was born in 1938, a Catholic baptismal record indicate his date of birth as 10 September 1933.
Founded his own label "Lagerfeld", which has launched perfumes and clothing lines, in the 1980s.
Son of Christian Lagerfeld, a Swedish businessman who introduced condensed milk to Germany.
Designed outfits for the concert tours of Madonna and Kylie Minogue.
Also a successful and passionate photographer.
As he wanted to dress differently and wear the clothes of fellow designer Hedi Slimane, he lost 36 kilograms in one year, which led to a book called "The Karl Lagerfeld Diet".
Among his favorite models in the past were Claudia Schiffer and Stella Tennant.
When he collaborated with the Swedish fashion chain "H&M", which offered a limited number of his designs, almost all the clothes were sold out after two days (2004).
Topped "Stern" magazine's list searching Germany's most important designer (2007).
Has done many photo shoots for celebrities, including Dakota Fanning.
Very good friends with Princess Caroline of Monaco.
He was 77 years old, when his first short film The Tale of a Fairy (2011) was released. Since then he wrote and directed 4 more high-profile short films for Chanel featuring stars like Kristen Stewart, Keira Knightley, Cara Delevingne, Pharrell Williams, Rupert Everett, Arielle Dombasle and Geraldine Chaplin. The short films are all available online for free at the official YouTube channel of Chanel.

Personal Quotes (2)

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge has a nice silhouette and she is the right girl for that boy (Prince William). I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties. On the other hand, her sister (Pippa Middleton) struggles. I don't like the sister's face. She should only show her back.
[on Meryl Streep after she rejected the Chanel dress made for her to wear at the Oscars] After we gift her a dress that's 100,000 Euros [$105,000], we found later we had to pay [for her to wear it]. We give them dresses, we make the dresses, but we don't pay. (...) She could keep the [rejected] dress because of the size. It's couture. It's perfect for her. (...) A genius actress, but cheapness also, no? [Feb. 23, 2017]

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